The 2nd Annual Illuminate DC hosted by Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) – Washington, DC featured a blues night out at the DC venue Look Supper Club. With a live jazz band, open bar, buffet, and silent auction, it was a beautiful evening as guests came dressed in blue to illuminate the night's Light It Up Blue theme.
The post below is a heartwarming letter from Rico Cannon to his son on his 9th birthday. Rico shares his experiences as that father of a son with autism and how raising Cameron inspired him to give back.
(April 25, 2014) -- This week, Mashable came out with an article called "5 Autism Simulations To Help You Experience Sensory Overload." The article explains that many individuals with autism are creating these videos to help our society understand some of the things people with autism experience.
The National Capital Area Chapter of Autism Speaks was delighted to take part in MTV's "Meet The Benjamin's" Reception on April 23rd at the Graham Hotel Georgetown in Washington DC. The event was an opportunity to show support and celebrate with Brad and Kenny Benjamin who will make their television debut Saturday, April 26th on MTV’s True Life Presents The Benjamins! (7 pm EDT/6 pm CDT). MTV is airing the show featuring the two brothers diagnosed with autism in April in observance of Autism Awareness Month.
(April 24, 2014) - Laura Slatkin, the Founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances and a member of the Autism Speaks Board of Directors, visited Chicago today as part her Blue Garden tour. Slatkin is visiting Neiman Marcus stores across the country to meet walkers from Walk Now for Autism Speaks events and share NEST Fragrances' Blue Garden candle. Sales of the Blue Garden candle benefit Autism Speaks.